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#1 Justin2655 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 06:06 PM

The cub 102 that I just got not too long ago has a lot of play in the steering, so I was looking to just restore the whole tractor and not replace bits and pieces at a time, where is a good source to get front end parts and steering components ?

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 06:21 PM

The Cub has a Ross [brand] steering box that is adjustable to compensate for wear.  I bet you'd be surprised of the improvement if you just remove the box, disassemble it and clean it out, reassemble and adjust out the slack.  Pump it full of grease and it will last another 50 years.   The other place wear causes problems is where the axle mounts to the frame.  You will notice the outter ends of the axle crawling front to back while turning the steering wheel back and forth.  That pivot point in the axle could be drilled out so that its round again and a bushing installed to take up the slack.  If the bolt is worn get a new one and you are good to go.


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